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Finding My Inner ‘Top Chef’

This weekend I became inspired to challenge myself with another goal. For those that know me well it’s no secret that my cooking skills leave something to be desired. In my defense though I have to say I’ve come a long way in the last 5 years, precisely the amount of time I’ve known my… Continue reading Finding My Inner ‘Top Chef’

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Hot Pink Flowers & Meeting Someone New

I took these pictures when my husband and I went to the Huntington Library & Botanical Garden in Pasadena. What I loved about this tree, besides the beautiful color of the flowers themselves, was how short and yet grand it looked with its branches stretched out so. I imagined our bulldog Biggie would love this tree for… Continue reading Hot Pink Flowers & Meeting Someone New

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“Are my thoughts hurting or healing?” (Oprah.com)

A friend of mine shared an article that a friend of hers had come across on Oprah.com called “20 questions that could change your life”. I found myself fascinated by some of the questions. Here’s one that stayed with me the most because of what happened to me Wednesday night. I’ll share more in the future as they apply.… Continue reading “Are my thoughts hurting or healing?” (Oprah.com)

Journey of my first 5K run

Who Knew Running Could Feel So Great?

I haven’t been posting much about the journey of running my first 5k and part of that has to do with the fact that I haven’t been running as consistently or often as I should be. I figure it’s okay though, the race is until May 1st. But then I get this funny feeling that the date might just creep… Continue reading Who Knew Running Could Feel So Great?

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My Love of Trees

     I love to take pictures, especially of trees. This morning while I was starting Biggie on his walk this beautiful tree caught my eye and I tried to capture a couple good shots of it (mind you with a cell phone camera) while Biggie sniffed around. In the second picture you can see a few rays from the sun. I don’t… Continue reading My Love of Trees

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She’s Greek & Funny…Plus Other Random Thoughts for Today – CSULB

I really, really like my Professor from my Aging & Sociology course. Today we found out she’s Greek and very funny. She’s one of those instructors where you don’t even glance at the clock to see how much time is left. She reminds me of the kind of person you’d love to have as an… Continue reading She’s Greek & Funny…Plus Other Random Thoughts for Today – CSULB

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Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of awesome | Video on TED.com

Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of awesome | Video on TED.com. Today’s optimism and inspiration comes from this video that my husband shared with me last night. Most, or maybe all of you, may have come across Neil Pasricha’s blog 1000 awesome things, which can be found at the following link http://1000awesomethings.com/, but just in case there is one… Continue reading Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of awesome | Video on TED.com

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First Impressions and Unexpected Changes – CSULB

I’m beginning to feel the tiring effects of my first day of school and wanted to get this jotted down before I lose my momentum. My first day of classes at CSULB was (for the most part) splendid! Before I continue though I should probably start off by stating that I’m a Sociology major. I love learning about people and the effects of our… Continue reading First Impressions and Unexpected Changes – CSULB

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The “Happiest Place on Earth” + Friendship

Today three of my friends and I treated my best friend to a day at Disneyland in celebration of her birthday. It was a sort of double celebration for our friend because it had been a very, very long time since she had been there so she was long overdue for a visit. Although we were only there for… Continue reading The “Happiest Place on Earth” + Friendship